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Triple Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

If your idea of heaven is a triple layer chocolate-rich pie, you are going to love this chocolate peanut butter pie recipe. The crust is made from chocolate and wafer cookies and a layer of chocolate pudding tops that. Next is a delicious peanut butter, cream, vanilla, and chocolate chip layer, and finally a hot fudge layer with cream and chocolate candies. Doesn’t that make your mouth water!

This pie needs to be made in stages and allowed to set between each stage. You can make the chocolate layer while the pastry crust bakes but then you need to leave it to set while you make the third layer. You can cover this pie and chill it overnight, then serve it chilled or slightly colder than room temperature.

This chocolate peanut butter cream pie is wonderful if you are celebrating a special occasion. It makes a lovely birthday cake for somebody who adores chocolate and they will love such a tasty handmade pie. You can make this chocolate peanut butter recipe for a dinner party too, if you want to make sure your guests are happy. Nobody could fail to be impressed with such a delicious dessert.

Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 8
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Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 8 oz chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground to make 2 cups
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ stick butter, chopped
  • For the Chocolate Layer:
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream
  • 1 package chocolate instant pudding
For the Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
For the Topping:
  • 6 tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping
  • Chocolate candies and whipped cream, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the chocolate and butter to make the crust, and microwave the mixture until the chocolate melts, stirring every 15 or 20 seconds.
  3. Add the cookie crumbs and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture over the base of a 9 inch spring form pan and up the side.
  5. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, and then let it cool.
  6. Remove it from the pan.
  7. To make the chocolate layer, combine the dry pudding mix with the milk and beat them together for a couple of minutes with a wire whisk.
  8. Stir in the cream and spoon this mixture into the crust.
  9. Chill for an hour or until set.
  10. To make the peanut butter layer, beat the peanut butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar with an electric beater until it is well combined.
  11. Whip the cream in another bowl, and then fold ? of it into the peanut butter mixture.
  12. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream and the chocolate chips.
  13. Spoon the filling on top of the chocolate layer and level the surface.
  14. Sprinkle the salt lightly over the top.
  15. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
  16. Heat the hot fudge topping according to the instructions on the bottle and spread it over the top of the pie.
  17. Top with some chocolate candies and whipped cream.

Photo Description:

This photo is proof that you can make rich, luxuriant desserts with gelatin, as well as fruity gelatinous ones. Chocolate pudding is used to make the chocolate layer between the peanut butter layer and the chocolate crust. This recipe serves eight people but it is so rich that you might want to give everyone a thin slice rather than a huge one, in which case it is plenty for ten people. Every layer of this multi-layer chocolate peanut butter pie is gorgeous and every part of this pie is homemade. This is one of the most delicious gelatin recipes.
 
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